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The future of the Nissan Titan might be bleak, but there is still a version of this truck available for 2023. The Titan is not the most popular pickup on the market, with the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 being far more successful. It does have some redeeming qualities, though, and for certain buyers, it might be the right pick. So, what are the best features of the 2023 Nissan Titan pickup?

The 2023 Titan has a standard V8 engine

Perhaps one of the biggest selling points of the 2023 Nissan Titan is the fact that it comes with a standard V8 engine. The 5.6-liter V8 makes 400 horsepower and 413 pound-foot of torque, making it the only full-size truck to come with 400 hp as standard. Now, the new Titan is limited to one engine. But since it’s a V8, that is not necessarily a bad thing. 

A 2023 Nissan Titan SV tows a piece of machinery.
2023 Nissan Titan | Nissan

Each Nissan Titan features a nine-speed automatic transmission. Recently, this transmission has been affected by a recall, which has caused Nissan trucks to roll away. Even when they are parked. So that is something to keep in mind if you want to buy this full-size pickup. 

The 2023 Nissan Titan has an off-road trim

If you want a new full-size truck, it’s likely you might want to do some off-roading. The Titan has the answer through the PRO-4X trim. This package adds things like skid plates and a locking rear differential. Plus, it comes from the factory with all-terrain tires. 

A red 2023 Nissan Titan is showing off its off-road capability as a full-size truck.
2023 Nissan Titan | Nissan

The off-road capability of the 2023 Nissan Titan is fairly impressive. But it doesn’t really compete with the capability of something like a Ford Raptor or Ram TRX. Still, it’s not as expensive as those pickups. Also, you do get that standard V8 engine which should provide ample power for 4×4 situations. 

Even base Titans offer solid tech

If you are familiar with base model pickup trucks, you likely know that they are fairly basic. Mostly meant for those who need fleet vehicles. But for 2023, Nissan has equipped every Titan with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. This will provide you with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. And with a base price of above $35k, that is likely to be appreciated. 

A 2023 Nissan Titan PRO-4X shows off its aggressive styling.
Nissan Titan full-size truck | Nissan

How Will the Nissan Titan Survive Until 2024?

Although not tech-related, each 2023 Titan boasts a trailer hitch and a spray-in bed liner. This means that from the factory, you can do legitimate truck stuff with your full-size pickup. Other trucks might make you pay extra for those features. 

Is Nissan discontinuing the Titan?

After low sales, it does appear that Nissan has plans to kill the Titan. Like other manufacturers, Nissan is working to electrify its lineup. But, apparently, the Titan did not make the cut. According to MotorTrend, we can expect the Titan to leave dealerships by 2025.

It’s hard to say if Nissan plans to offer a different full-size truck in the United States, or if it is leaving the segment altogether. The 2022 Nissan Frontier has proved Nissan can make a successful truck. But maybe the full-size pickup segment is just too competitive.